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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Although Rick Lazio has yet to land New York's Republican nomination for US Senate - the convention is this weekend - he has gotten the nod from the chairman of the Conservative Party, Michael Long. Long had refused to endorse Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who dropped out of the race last week, in part because of the mayor''s pro-choice position.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore said he has not ruled out the possibility of choosing a Republican as his running mate. However, the vice-president was quick to add, "It's most unlikely, I don't want to mislead you. But, I don't completely rule it out."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - What is described as the "New Hampshire Advantage" - the absence of a broad-based income and sales tax as a way to attract business - could come to an end in November, depending on the outcome of the gubernatorial election.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will face conservative opposition in his bid to become the state's next U.S. Senator. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph DioGuardi said he will seek the nomination of the Conservative Party, as well as the Independence and Right to Life parties in the November contest. The Independence Party is the state's Reform Party affiliate.While Giuliani and DioGuardi are both Republicans, Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long has already said he will not back the mayor, in part given Giuliani's support for abortion and homosexual rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Augusta, Maine (CNSNews.com) - Now that some drug companies have agreed to lower prescription drug costs for Africans infected with HIV and AIDS, why shouldn't Americans expect price breaks on their prescriptions, too?That's one of the factors motivating lawmakers from six New England states, as they band together to explore ways of curbing high prescription drug prices. The issue has emerged as a political hot potato in this election year.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reform Party Presidential hopeful Patrick J Buchanan has characterized Texas Governor George W Bush as a lightweight who is not ready to be the leader of the free world. Buchanan made his comments during an appearance at the University of New Mexico. His visit to the state was one of the many he is making around the country in an effort to see and be seen by Reform Party members. The trip included a $100-a-person fund-raiser.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The president of gun maker Smith & Wesson now acknowledges that a "consumer boycott" over the company's agreement with the Clinton-Gore Administration is hurting the company and was a factor in his decision to suspend virtually all manufacturing at two plants during the month of July. The suspension is expected to result in the layoffs of as many as 400 of the 800 employees in Springfield, Massachusetts and Houlton, Maine.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush now enjoys a lead over Vice-President Al Gore by a five-point margin -- 46 percent to 41 percent -- according to the latest poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. In March, the same survey had Gore ahead by three points.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH - (CNSNews) - George W Bush may be the choice for most Republicans in America, but in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary -John McCain and his supporters still carry the day.Nearly five months after McCain stunned the political world with a rout of Bush in the Granite State primary, McCain's supporters Thursday won control of the New Hampshire GOP. They did so by ousting two members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - By a vote of 31-5, the Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that allows homosexuals to adopt the children of their domestic partners. The legislation also applies to other unwed couples. A spokesman for Governor John Rowland said the chief executive would sign the bill into law.The vote was taken after less than an hour of debate that centered on the questions of what makes up a family and what is in the best interests of a child.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to hiring, the all-Democratic, 12-member Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the most liberal in the nation, does poorly in terms of affirmative action. According to a survey done by the Boston Herald, not a single House or Senate staff is led by member of a minority group, while all senior aides are Caucasian. Senator Edward M. Kennedy's 63 member staff has 17 minorities, while Senator John Kerry's 46 member staff has a dozen minorities.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush is under attack by Handgun Control, Incorporated, one of the nation's largest and most vocal anti-gun groups, for remarks made by an official of the National Rifle Association. In a television advertisement now airing, Handgun Control shows NRA Vice President Kayne Robinson praising the likely GOP presidential nominee, Bush, at a meeting of the group's California members.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain not only defeated Texas Governor George W Bush by a wide margin in Tuesday's New Hampshire presidential primary - he did so among all categories of voters.With 98 percent of the vote counted, McCain had 114,047 votes, or 49 percent, to Bush's 71,492 votes, or 31 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Nashua, NH (CNSNews.com) -Democratic presidential nomination candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley squared off Friday night over their competing health care plans in a nationally televised debate-town meeting at Daniel Webster College. Gore accused the former New Jersey Senator of killing Medicare, but Bradley insisted Gore's proposal would leave many middle-class Americans without coverage, including part-time workers, employees laid off as a result of corporate downsizing, and "the 40 percent of the people who live in poverty and who don't have health insurance."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain has decided to pull so called negative ads in South Carolina, but Texas Governor George Bush has refused to do the same. The move was announced during a campaign-fundraising swing through New York and New Jersey. The decision may have stemmed, in part, from polls, which show the negative spots tarnishing McCain's image.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Portsmouth, NH (CNSNews.com) - Promising Al Gore will be "our health care president," "our education president" and "our strong economy president," Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy crossed the border Wednesday and endorsed the Vice President in his bid for the White House.The long expected endorsement, by the man widely regarded as a liberal icon, came slightly less than a month before the February 1st New Hampshire Primary, in which Gore continues to face a serious challenge from former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the South Carolina primary now history, the three remaining Republican presidential candidates headed to Michigan Saturday night, to do at least a little campaigning for Tuesday's primary.Michigan is the first industrial state to hold a primary and it is the first primary state to be headed by a Republican governor - John Engler, who's worked hard on behalf of the George W. Bush campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Dublin, NH (CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says he must win the February 1st New Hampshire primary. In a meeting with reporters outside a school gymnasium where he had just spoken to 700 people at a town meeting, the Arizona Republican said his campaign would be "in grave difficulty" should he fail to finish first here."We have to win, in the view of those who judge these things," he added.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New York Daily News has endorsed Vice President Al Gore in the Empire State's March 7 Democratic primary race against former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.Characterizing Gore as the Democrat with "a firm command of all the issues," the newspaper said a vote for the vice president is "a slam dunk decision."The Daily News praised Gore for transforming his campaign from one which initially had Democrats flocking to Bradley, to an endeavor that has shown increased appeal to the party faithful.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Kingston, NH (CNSNews.com) - In an effort to remain competitive in the Republican presidential primaries to South Carolina and beyond, Senator John McCain will soon see his campaign coffers enriched by wealthy contributors during a three-day fund raising swing through New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.Before the issue of tax cuts took over the campaign trail debate, McCain had campaign finance reform and what he characterized as the "corrupting influence of special interest money," as the focus of his quest for the Oval Office.